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Marketing @ About.com
A wide variety of full-text articles in 25 subject areas written by marketing/advertising experts and teachers.

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University of Texas Advertising World
Links to advertising and marketing information in nearly 80 subject categories such as Broadcast and Print Media, Direct Marketing, Hot Web Sites, and Promotional Products.

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Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)
The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) is the largest independent regulator for all securities firms doing business in the United States. FINFA's mission is to protect America's investors by making sure the securities industry operates fairly and honestly. Use the Broker Check® "to check the background of your investment professional."

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Financial Planning Association of Illinois
FPA is the premier resource connecting consumers with financial planners that will deliver advice using and objective, client-centered, ethical process.

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Securities and Exchange Commission

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Bonds Online
Details on the basics of bond investing and how to select a broker.

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Investing in Bonds
Resource created by the Bond Market Association, educates investors about U.S. securities, municipal bonds, corporate bonds, and other bond types.

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SmartMoney.com--Bonds
Guide to fixed-income investments from SmartMoney.com.

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CNNMoney
CNN, Fortune, and Money Magazine team up to offer business news and financial information.

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Marketwatch.com
Dow Jones and Company's site for business news, personal finance advice, and investment information.

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MSN Money
MSN site contains business news and commentary, investing information, and personal finance education. Rated as a top investment site by Barron's.

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Yahoo! Finance
This site offers financial news, company and industry information, and personal finance education. Historical stock data.

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InvestorWords
Glossary of investment terms.

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Motley Fool
Investor education, market data and charts, free daily email newsletter, and lively chat boards.

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SEC Investor Information
SEC's Office of Investor Education and Assistance provides a variety of services to address the problems and questions you may face as an investor. We cannot tell you what investments to make, but we can tell you how to invest wisely and avoid fraud.

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The Trading Coach
A resource developed by a former member of The Chicago Board of Trade for those who would like to learn how to use simple stock market charting techniques to manage their investments.

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Bankrate Calculators

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Oanda.com
Historical currency exchange data.

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Bank CD Rate Scanner
Rate comparisons from thousands of FDIC-insured U.S. banks.

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Bankrate.com
Comparison shop for certificates of deposit and other interest rates.

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Thomas Register
Search the well-known manufacturers directory.

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Thomas Register
Search the well-known manufacturers directory.

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Mutual Fund Investor's Center
Mutual fund education from the Mutual Fund Education Alliance.

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Mutual Funds, Financial Advice and Planning - CNNMoney.com
Articles, news, and mutual fund analysis.

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State Trademark Agencies Links

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U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Trademark Search

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AllBusiness
Get small business advice and a wealth of resources from this D&B site.

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BPlans.com
500+ Sample Business Plans.

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
Search for grants, training, guaranteed loans, and 12 other types of assistance.

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eLaws - Employment Laws Assistance
This interactive site from the Department of Labor can help both employers and employees understand the federal employment law.

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Findlaw's Small Business Center
Provides information and resources for small business owners, and help for entrepreneurs seeking to get a business idea off the ground.

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Franchise Handbook Online
The Franchise Handbook offers articles, links to associations, a franchise directory and more.

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FranchiseGator
Locate franchises and businesses for sale.

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Illinois Department of Labor
Find laws, forms, and more from the State Department of Labor.

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Illinois Small Business Development & International Trade Center
Find your path to success with CLC's small business expertise. Offering one-on-one consulting targeted to small businesses and entrepreneurs.

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SCORE: Service Corps of Retired Executives
SCORE matches small business owners with retired executives willing to offer advice on business matters.

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Small Business Administration

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State of Illinois Small Business Portal
Discover how to start and run a business in Illinois.

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Big Charts
Discover how to start and run a business in Illinois.

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Online Investor Stock Splits and Historical Stock Splits

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